The 21 South African youths killed may have been poisoned.

South African authorities are investigating whether the 21 teenagers who died mysteriously in a nightclub over the weekend were accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank or smoked.

Survivors of a horrific ordeal at a popular hotel in the East London neighborhood early Sunday recalled a strong, suffocating smell in the building before the teens died.

The bodies of several victims, the youngest being a 13-year-old girl, were found by police lying on tables, chairs and sofas, and on the club’s dance floor.

Authorities have already denied initial reports that the stampede killed the youth.

They then send forensic samples of the victims to the Toxicology Laboratory to find out if the teens ate poison or poison at the party.

The bodies of 21 victims, the youngest being a 13-year-old girl, were found by police inside a nightclub on Sunday morning.
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Authorities removed a body from a nightclub in East London, South Africa.
Authorities are investigating whether the teens were accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank or smoked.
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An Eastern Cape police spokesman said: “It’s either something they’ve drunk that will point to the poison, whether it’s food or drink, or something they’ve inhaled. ”

He added that surveillance footage showed hookah pipes.

“They died while dancing,” Police Minister Bhiki Sally said Monday. “They dance, fall and die. Literally.

“Others just get dizzy, sleep on the couch, (and) die. It tells you the story that they were all children because someone should have noticed.”

A body is exhumed from the club.
Police said many of the victims were found lying on chairs and sofas and lying on the club’s dance floor.
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Mourners attend a service on Monday, June 27, 2022, after 21 teenagers were found dead at the Assembly of God Church in Scenery Park, East London, South Africa.
Mourners attend a service on Monday, June 27, 2022, after 21 teenagers were found dead at the Assembly of God Church in Scenery Park, East London, South Africa.
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The youths died between 2am and 4.30am, the police chief said.

“Looking at the corpses lying there; when you look at their faces, you realize you’re dealing with babies, babies, babies,” Sail said. “You’ve heard the story that they’re young but when you see them you realize it’s a disaster. Twenty-one of them. Too many.”

Authorities say some young people were reportedly celebrating the end of mid-year exams, the birthday of a local DJ and the easing of the last COVID-19 ban in South Africa.

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